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CVPA Mission and Student Learning Outcomes

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CVPA Mission and SLOs


The primary mission of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) is to prepare artists, designers, performers, professionals and educators for the 21st century. Students are taught to understand the complexities of the visual and performing arts. Therefore, CVPA aspires to provide rich and empowering aesthetic experiences in the arts. Given a professional and award-winning faculty mentoring students, CVPA is a leader in the arts, with faculty presenting, as an on-going part of its work, professional or professional-level performances, exhibitions, or scholarship for the inspiration and education of our students and the public at large.


1. To offer the highest quality educational and professional programming in the visual and performing arts;
2. To prepare students to be articulate, effective, and inspiring artists, designers, performers,educators, creators, scholars and professionals in the arts;
3. To utilize fully the regional advantage of our proximity to New York City and other major artistic centers in the Northeast, including access to outstanding faculty, guest artists and resources;
4. To recruit the highest quality students in the arts disciplines;
5. To support cultural, aesthetic and intellectual diversity, and to foster interdisciplinary exchange.
6. To attract major funding for student scholarships, student and faculty programming;
7. To enhance the cultural life and image of the university, the region and the state.

KU Student Outcomes (KU): 
Kean University graduates should be able to:
1. Think critically, creatively and globally;
2. Adapt to changing social, economic, and technological environments;
3. Serve as active and contributing members of their communities; and
4. Advance their knowledge in the traditional disciplines (GE) and enhance their skills in professional areas

**General Education Student Learning Outcomes
Knowledge: Students will demonstrate proficiency in knowledge and content by:
(K1) applying the scientific method to comprehend natural concepts and processes;
(K2) evaluating major theories and concepts in social sciences;
(K3) relating historical references to literature; and
(K4) evaluating major theories and concepts in the fine arts.
Skills: Students will demonstrate the skills necessary to:
(S1) write to communicate and clarify learning;
(S2) communicate effectively through speech;
(S3) solve problems using quantitative reasoning;
(S4) think critically about concepts in multiple disciplines; and
(S5) show information literacy
Values: Students will demonstrate personal, social and ethical responsibility as a part of lifelong learning through:
(V1) personal responsibility;
(V2) ethical & social responsibility;
(V3) active in social & civic engagement;
(V4) respect for diverse culture; and
(V5) lifelong learning 

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